Resolution Calling for Ending Bradley Manning's Solitary Confinement Under Inhumane "Prevention of Injury" Conditions
Resolution Number 11-04.42
WHEREAS, the military has held Pfc. Bradley Manning in solitary confinement since July of 2010, reportedly under severe and inappropriate "Prevention of Injury" conditions constituting an inhumane form of punishment that may result in irreversible psychological and physiological damage, rendering him incapable of meaningfully cooperating with his defense, and thus undermining his right to a fair trial;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party demands that all branches of our government respect and uphold the principle that a person accused of a crime must be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party urges all of our elected Democratic representatives to use all lawful means possible to end these inhumane conditions of confinement, including contacting President Obama and insisting that he immediately end, by executive order, any inappropriate conditions, forms of punishment, or abuse of Bradley Manning while he awaits trial.
Adopted by the Sonoma County Central Committee. Additionally sponsored by the LACDP.
Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011